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. no brent, we don't have brent, but it should be pulling, as well. mike, over to you in the u.s. how are you today? >> thanks, christine. doing well, thank you. hope you are too. and we're about 5 1/2 hours away from the opening bell here in the united states. and we do have the futures pointing toward a lower open across the board. basically investors doing a read through from what's going on in asia and china and barring a major meltdown in the stock market today. nonetheless, this could be the best stock rally, the best six-month rally, that is, since 1933. moving over to the treasury markets, even though we did see that slight selloff in the stock market on friday, we did see the price go up and the yield come down. that's continuing today at 2.3%, but maybe a pronounced selloff if we move on to the ten-year tee note. right now we have the yield pulling in again just a little bit at 3.4%. as far as gold is concerned, it did go up 1% in friday's trading, and it might be oil price related, christine was just talking about and also inflation fear-related, but we did see the price holding st
who supported us. we now need to fight and work hard. >> hungry for change, the japanese turned out in droves. 70% of eligible voters cast a ballot. >> we need change to break the current situation in japan, just like the united states, we need change. >> in tokyo, only heavy rains from a typhoon stopped more people from making it to a polling booth. within minutes of the poll's closing, it was clear that the opposition had swept to power in a landslide. for the prime minister taro aso, the election put an end to an 11-month reign flanked by verbal gaffes and public paralysis. >> i feel it was my fate to take this election loss. i accept it. >> japan was hit by the perfect economic and political storm. >> people suffering unemployment at a record high. so that was a big factor. the other factor was the opposition had become electable after being quite symbolic through the 1990s. >> the son of a foreign minister and e grandson of a prime minister, yukio hatoyama comes from a political family often called the kennedys of japan. he's promising revolutionary change including free high s
. >> reporter: most of the lockerbie bombing were american and on u.s. television last night the condemnation of this prisoner release was clear, before al megrahi even arrived home the state department announced it had put pressure on the libyan government. >> i think obviously in light of the release, we have had a number of conversations with the government of libya. obviously, he will move back to libya, and we certainly believe that as a convicted criminal, he's not entitled to a hero's welcome. >> reporter: diplomatic relations between libya and the u.s. which had been improving could now be threatened by these scenes. this year is the 40th anniversary of the al fatah revolution in libya and colonel gadhafi is clearly using al megrahi's return as a propaganda coup despite the fact that this man is a convicted murderer who is terminally ill and expected to die within three months. >> that was james blake of itn reporting. >>> the british aren't just talking about how unhappy they are about the way the libyans handled ali al megrahi's return home. they may be prepared to do something abou
of you coming here and give us such a good speech in the middle of the summer. my question would be addressing the china case. based on the panelists' observation of the president's limited record on trade policy, what kind of -- do you think -- what kind of decision do you think the president is going to make on this case? do you think he's going to grant the remedy on this case and why? >> okay. guys, we're away from big principles right to the nitty-gritty. who would like this? >> if i had to guess, i would guess that there is someremedy. but it's really hard. and here's why. i could tell you a story that goes in neither direction. i could say well, they faced a similar conflict when it came to the name china as a currency manipulator. it was repeated, and it was the same conflict between the -- what the chinese government clearly wanted, and he opted to net -- not name china of currency manipulator in april. on the one hand, if you could say that that is really telling us where they're true preferences log. again, they will face similar choices. or you could say that put them
in the ronald reagan building. it will consist of four tracks focusing on using that for innovation and management. for our government. keeping the initiatives from the administration. stay tuned to our website for that information. tomorrow, tomorrow was very exciting. we'll be talking about innovation. contests. crowd forcing. all the fun things -- >> this event is wrapping up with housekeeping. tonight, an in-depth look at medicare, part 8. our guest is the former administrator for medicare and medicaid. that is tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> as the debate over health care continues, our health care how does an online resource. -- our health care website is a resource, including video from town hall meetings you have gone too. and there is more at c- span.org/healthcare. >> flags are flying at half staff today. senator ted kennedy passed away last night. president obama singing this morning that the massachusetts's senator's ideas are stamped on scores of laws and reflected in millions of lives. >> sustained by remember priceless years together, i will try to carry for that spe
to have him here with us always on the show. i want to say thank foss all the people behind the scenes who make this thing work. a special thanks this week to the staff over in jerusalem. they were wonderful to work with. from the staff and crew of huckabee let >> you came up with other genes that do things more than week. others featured dr. quack and all that blank lines in the jungle. that was for me i want to see the man. >> a great saturday. >> julie: you can see from short but you know it's out there. hurricane building north and we're tracking its every move. i am julie banderas and where life as fox reports tonight. is release sparked outrage. a convicted terrorist with the blood of more than 200 people on his hands now free and celebrated as a hero back home. tonight, one of america's closest allies rejects the accusations that it struck a deal to free the lockerbie bomber and reaction from the former leader of the investigation, here in the u.s. >> a present inferno. fire consumes a kentucky prison in the midst of a massive riots. now investigators want to know how
. i'm betty nguyen. >> hello. i'm t.j. holmes. grad you could start your day with us. the president is talking about what he calls the myths about his health care plan. >> and then what to do with the prisoners at guantanamo bay. there is outrage from some communities saying no, no, not in our backyard. >> also this morning a story that's rocking the sports world right now. >> take a good look, folks. >> people are wondering is this a male or female athlete. it's a crazy key bait going on right now about that international track star's gender. we're going to get into that story this morning. >> but first we want to talk about big bad bill. hurricane bill, whips up powerful waves. look at this. actually some dangerous rip currents passing between bermuda and the east coast of the mainland u.s. although it's not going to hit the main land, we are told, though, it is bringing 150-mile-per-hour winds and offshore waves up to 20-feet high. there are warnings out there today for boaters. also u.s. beaches are a little jammed this weekend because it's one of the last weekends of the summer
union. that is the "fox report." i will see you tomorrow. thank you for having us in your home. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- mike: "the o'reilly factor," is on. >> we want to make sure he is not welcome back. mike: the president is left with egg in his face. he was given a hero's welcome. we will have analysis of this outrageous situation. >> millions of people of faith are supporting health insurance reform. >> members of congress, will you? >mike: summer trying to sell obama care on a religious basis. >> there are people in life who i think our karma compromises. mike: dennis miller for some tough talk on nancy pelosi. >> we will start setting out people's first amendment rights. mike: caution, you are about to enter the "no spin zone." "the o'reilly factor," starts right now. hello, i'm mike huckabee reporting for bill o'reilly. the convicted terrorist is the subject of the "talking points memo." here are images of people cheering the return of a murderer. he killed people over lockerbie , sc
the pple who suorted us. we n need to fight and work hard. >> hungry forchange, the japanese turned out in droves. 70% of eligible voters cast ballot. >> we needhange to break the current situation in japan, just li the united stas, we need chge. >> in tokyo, oly heavy rains from ayphoon stopped more people fromaking it to a lling booth. within minutes ofhe poll's closin it was clr that the oppositi had swept to power in alandslide. for the primminister taro o, the election p an e to an 11-month reign fnked by verbal gaffes and public paralysis. >> ifeel it was my fate to take this electn loss. i acce it. >> japan w hit by the perfect economic and polital stor >>people sufring unemploymen at a recd hi. sohat was a big fact. the otr factor was the opposition h become electable afr being quite symbolic througthe 19s. >> the son of aoreign minister and e grandson of a prime minier, yukio hatama comes from a political familyoften called the kennedys of japan. he's prising revotionary change including fe high scol education, a higher mimum wage and a $320 a month child care allowance. transl
taking care of us here. they were fantastic. that's it for this special edition for "special report" for this time. the only place you will get the whole story. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. i will be back in washington for tomorrow night's show. we hope you will join us. until then, good night from jerusalem. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- shepard: fires rage. 164 square miles burned. 12,000 homes threatened. tonight, the fight. i'm shepard smith. the news starts now. it almost doubled in size overnight. now, the monitor wildfire is threatening thousands of homes. >> our house is gone. the whole block has been leveled. shepard: we're live on the front lines of the fire fight. shepard: and former vice president dick cheney says president obama is punishing the cia interrogators who kept the country safe after the attack of 9/11. >> i think it's an outrageous political act. the enhanced interrogation techniques are absolutely essential in saving thousands of american lives. shepard: ton
, pushing for a bill without a single republican vote. >>> also, deadly violence against u.s. forces and election workers in afghanistan just hours before the polls open in this country's critical presidential vote. we are on the ground seeing first hand what election officials are up against. >>> and a big-city city mayor is speaking out about the brutal beating that sent him to the hospital. but so far, the family of the accused attacker is also speaking and now conflicting stories are beginning to emerge about what really happened. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux in cnn's command center for breaking news in politician and extraordinary reports around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> first, we begin with breaking news. a decision reached in a case the u.s. has been watching very closely, trying to fervently influence. should a terminally ill man convicted in the bombing of pan am flight 103 be granted compassion nal release and be allowed to die at home? our cnn homeland security correspondent jeanne meserve is joining us live. what are we hearing abou
later. join us on "the situation room" from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. every weekday and on sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. >>> first up, a major hurricane scrapes the northeast for the first time in years and the first family heads into the path of the storm. >>> global outrage, imagine the guy who blew your loved ones up on an airplane and he is released from prison early to a hero's welcome. how compassionate is that? >>> war zone at home, gangs and thugs run rampant, families lose children it seems every day, but they refuse to be victims. can we save chicago's deadly streets? hello, i'm don lemon, weakening but still dangerous. that is the tropical storm warnings and huge waves are crashing into east coast beaches this hour. bermuda felt the punch earlier with power outages. this weekend could be a deadly one for east coast beachgoers who venture into the dangerous rip currents spawned by the storm. straight now to jacqui jeras, keeping a close watch on it all. >> the waves have been incredible today, we have seen lots of video of surfers and crashing waves and the threat of rip curren
." escalating violence in iraq. despite a relatively smooth presidential election, an assessment from the top u.s. general in afghanistan that the situation there is deteriorating. we'll map out the challenges in both war zones and discuss calls for even more u.s. troops. the chairman of the joint chiefs admiral michael mullen and karl eiken berg, the u.s. ambassador to afghanistan. >>> the president is off for a vineyard vacation. not before making clear recent setbacks won't quiet his calls for major health care changes this year. >> my obligation to the american people says we're going to get this done one way or another. >> if that's the policy and political hurdles in the senate republican richard lugar and independent joe linerman and democrat benjamin cardin. >>> and he says the house should push the reset button on health care reform. democratic congressman emmanuel cleaver gets "the last word." >>> then on "american dispatch" from ft. riley, kansas. off to war again. soldiers and families from the first infantry division take another turn in the army cycle of families praying. this is "t
tactics here that can be used? i mean, can the rnc recruit the great '60s british rock band the zombies to get this message out? or like every other recording artists, will the zombies wind up for suing the rnc for stealing its songs? >> that's a good point. there actually are republicans that could help us in a zombie outbreak. general colin powell for one. but i don't think they're talking to him right now. >> is there anybody else? is there anyone to turn to in the event of a zombie attack that must inevitably follow in this health care debate, max? >> well, i think a lot of moderate, rational republicans would be great on our team. and they're going to listen to rush instead. >> plus, if the zombies are looking for brains, they'll only eat the democrats. max brooks, the author of "the zombie survival guide." great thanks and give your father my best. >> thank you, sir. >>> that's "countdown" for this, the 2,308th day since the previous president declared mission accomplished in iraq. i'm keith olbermann. and as keith roberts used to sign off, we thank you and we bid you good night.
susteren. thank you for being with us. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- greta: speaker pelosi is going to box steny hoyer's years. did you hear what he said? the president is getting slammed with some new numbers. protesters take to the streets over health care. this is no town hall. angry people calling for a boycott of whole foods because the ceo of the company dared to disagree with our president. did we do all we could, the libyan terrorist blew up 270 people and now the killer is home. he is relaxing with his family. he only served 8 years. that is less than 14 days for every person that he killed. john bolten tells us how this happened. first, the democrats seem to be tripping over themselves in the house. nancy pelosi said she cannot pass a health-care bill without a public auction. today, steny hoyer doesn't change. he says the public option might have to go. who was on first? the inability of the leaders to get on the same page can be nothing but bad news for president obama. according to a
law enforcement officers tells us the remains were so badly mutilated investigators had to use the serial numbers on her breast implants to identify her. her nude body was found in a dumpster behind an apartment complex. she was stuffed inside a suitcase. an arrest warrant was issued thursday for reality tv contestant ryan jenkins who is from canada. nancy grace talked to a royal canadian mounted police official about the search there. >> straight out to sergeant duncan with royal canadian mounted police. he joins us from vancouver. thank you for being with us. sergeant, i understand many authorities believe he is hiding in the metro vancouver area. why do they believe that? >> well, at this point i guess, nancy, some of the original indicators were that he might be attempting to enter canada. at this point we haven't confirmed that he is in canada, but we are obviously not taking any chances and ordering a thorough investigation to figure out if he is here. >> jenkins and fiore were married in march. cnn has been unable to confirm reports that marriage was annulled. >>> the in
us? >> i have the section you were referring to about the mock executions. it deals with one of the high value detainees, the alleged planner of the uss cole attack that killed 17 sailors. it says that a handgun and a power drill were held close to his head, and then it goes on to talk about this incident with the firing of a gun in an adjacent cell. 4 give me, because some of this is redacted, so the language may seem a little bit awkward. it reads, " [blank] stage to the incident, which included screaming and yelling by other officers and guards. when the guards removed the detainee from the room, they passed a guard dressed as a hooded detainee lying motionless on the ground and made to appear as if he had been shocked." -- as if he had been shot." earlier in the report, there is confirmation that in the case of the self-described architect of 9/11 and abd al nashiri -- both men were threatened with harm against their families. specifically with khalide sheikh mohammed -- he was told if anything else happen in the united states, they would kill his children. these are just
. you have helped us to answer the question whether washington is empty in august and the answer is, no, we thank you all for being here with us today for this joint newsmaker and book and author committee event. i am chair of the newsmaker committee and also washington correspondent for workforce management, a business magazine published by crane publications. and the book and author committee chair is andrew schneider and andrew is over here to my right, he's an associate editor at kipling washington editors. this morning we're going to explore the privatization of intelligence, a topic whose news peg was sharpened to my delight by today's front page stories on the c.i.a. outsourcing 2004 operations designed to kill al qaeda leaders. we have an outstanding panel to delve into this topic. general hayden to my left, he's a retired four-star air force general who served as the director for the national security agency from 1999 to 2005, and director of the c.i.a. from 2006 to 2009. to my right, my immediate right, is another former bush administration official michael chertoff who was se
that could further affect the health care reform debate. major garrett joins us live with details. good evening. >> the question is, can you slide $2 trillion under the door? it appears the president and his administration are trying to. a couple of moments ago, the office of management and budget confirmed that a new budget projection for the obama white house for the federal deficit will rise from $7 trillion up to $9 trillion. why? the recession is deeper than thought and will probably last longer or the economic recovery after it will be so shallow so as to not bring revenues back as originally projected. as to health care, the president does not lead chaos behind, but some degree of uncertainty. president obama left for a weeklong family vacation in martha's vineyard with his poll numbers declining and top democrats clashing of the future of the futureoption, a government-financed portion to private insurance market. the number two house democrats steny hoyer told reporters that the party might have to abandon the public option. >> i am for it, but i am also for passing a bill. the
funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. time is running out for auto buyers who want to take advantage of the cash for clunkers program. susan roberts is in washington with the latest on the demise of a four-week-old program that's a victim of its own success. good morning, susan. >> reporter: hey there, susan. good morning to you. the cash for clunkers program will be shut down on monday. the program began winding down when congress realized it didn't have any more money for it. the cash for clunkers program is about to come to a screeching halt. >> we're now slightly victims of success because the thing happened so quick. >> reporter: due to popular demand, the program has already burned through much of its $3 billion funding, forcing the government to shut it down monday night. >> i thought it was going towards the end of the year >> reporter: consumers will now only have a few more days to take advantage of the lucrative rebates, up to $4,500 when they trade in their old guzzlers for more fuel efficient cars. >> we knew it couldn't go on forever. t
. there was a fire at a median security prison just south of lexington housing 1,200 inmates. guards had to use tear gas to get the prisoners under across. eight inmates and eight staff workers were injured but no one had to be admitted to the hospital. >> right now we're happy to report to you that the facility is secure, the inmates are accounted for. we had minimal injuries which are still being assessed to the inmates. and as far as we know right now, minimal if any injuries right now to any staff or department of corrections personnel. >> state police haven't said why the inmates rioted. the prison have been on lockdown when the inmates -- prison officials decided to relax that shortly before the rioting started. >>> as long as they're in lifelong and monogamous same-sex relationships, gays and lesbians can serve as clergy in the lutheran church. the previous policy of the church allowed gays to serve as members of professional rosters only if they were celibate. gays and lesbians recht about 2% of the population. >>> we have learned new details about the killing of a former swimsuit model in c
in the healthcare debate. >>> foreclosure crisis. u.s. home loans failed at a record pace last month. >>> and bomber controversy. reports that the terminally ill lockerbie bomber will be released sparks outrage. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. >>> tomorrow president obama makes his pitch for healthcare reform at a town hall meeting in montana. at a bozeman suburb, hundreds are expected to show up in protest. the healthcare reform has triggered a wave of growing anger in the country. susan roberts is in washington with more. susan, good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning to you. the white house is trying to push back against these explosive town hall meetings through its online campaign and the president himself. the administration is trying to quiet the critics of healthcare reform. critics angry over the president's healthcare reform plan are not holding back. >> you listen to us. >> reporter: americans will have another chance to be heard today at town hall meetings across the country. democrats are trying to win over an increasingl
>> good morning. >> thank you for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will talk with sandra shaw who will tell us about whether any york. >> we have a very active weather pattern. you will need the umbrella for the afternoon during the next few days. this is a very tropical and moist air mass. instability will develop in the afternoon. scattered showers and storms today through saturday. 77 degrees downtown. partly cloudy and up to 90 before we see those scattered showers clear up. our weather pattern will change sunday morning. we will have more on that in her mccain bill in a short bit. -- hurricane bill in a short bit. >> let's check on traffic. we have an accident near st. paul. the speed sensors are looking pretty good around the area. there is a truck fire we are hearing about. we will update you on that as we get more information about it. five minutes on southbound i-95. here is a look at another portion of 95 in howard county looking very good. 95 at white marsh is checking out fine. the area bridges are looking very good. that is the latest. back to you. >> our big stor
the whitehouse.gov, saying help us debunk the myth and tell us your story about why health care reform is necessary, saying that the greatest myth of all is that 2 wasn't needed. so i think they are trying to start to actively engage the american people, even more. i mean, obviously with a very busy summer for the president. but it will be interesting to see what they do once people start coming back from vacation, once the president's vacation is all wrapped up, if they really continue this health care focus other maybe shift and focus on the economy since the issue isn't necessarily a winning one for them right now. >> christina bellatony from the "washington times." thanks for the update. >> and now some are wondering where is the change that president obama promised while on the campaign trial, from iraq to afghanistan, guantanamo bay, and the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. certainly change was a key word, and he spoke about it when he accepted the democratic nomination for president. >> now is the time to finally keep the promise of affordable, accessible health care for
for a road map, they might find it in massachusetts. jim acosta is joining us in boston this morning. looking today at massachusetts health care system. this was implemented in former governor mitt romney. >> that's right. of all thing, a republican. and you know, john, earlier this week, the white house took a lot of heat from democrats when it backed away from public option and the plans for health care reform. what do you get when you take the public option out of health care reform, according to some experts, you get romney care. >> reporter: if washington wants to reform health care with bipartisan support, consider what former republican presidential candidate mitt romney did as governor in democratic massachusetts. >> you don't have to have a public option. you don't have to have the government in the insurance business to make it work. >> three years after enacting its own version of reform, massachusetts now has near universal coverage. taxpayer watchdogs say it's affordable. >> the wide spread assumption that is breaking the bank in massachusetts. it's not breaking the bank at all.
'll answer those questions and a few more. slogan comes to us from jack in georgia. north, south, east, and west. "fox & friends" is the best. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- brian: i recognize that music. steve: welcome aboard. gretchen: we are up in gear. steve doocy is back from vacation. i hope had you a wonderful time. steve: i went to the mother land of ireland for seven or eight days. it was fantastic. brian: meanwhile when the judge came back he found kilmeadian, the town. you came back with a w. no information about my ancestors. steve: i was at a place called kilmeadian jail. gretchen: it's not about you, brian. brian: i think it is. let's talk about the myriad of issues including firefighters out of in california. gretchen: start with your evidence lines for a monday morning. a bunch of stuff going on today including this fox news alert. a massive wildfire burning out of control near l.a. leaves two firefighters dead. vehicle overrun by fierce flames. plunged off the side of a mountain. captain
? we left the nursing home and they told us we are on our own. he left with a feeding tube. i have been working with him but i'm not a speech pathologist, a professional that takes six years for a master's and i'm trying to get him to even drink. >> well, i think first of all, yeah, we'll help. the first thing we'll do is see what we can do individually to help you through our office but the other thing that's missing in this debate is us as neighbors, helping people that need our help. you know, we tend -- [ applause ] >> the idea that the government is the solution to our problems is an inaccurate, a very inaccurate statement. >> it's interesting that senator coburn just essentially said the government is not the solution. but then you have to ask yourself he just told her to come and see him. isn't he the government? by the way, after helping her, what will he do about the other 46,999,000 americans that don't have insurance and the thousands upon thousands of americans who say they do have insurance but like her, they're not getting coverage. we'll ask those questions and we'll stay
." that does it for us. we'll be back here tomorrow. we'll be back here tomorrow. rick sanchez takes it from here. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> coming at you right now, the fat cats ripping you and me off, hiding their money overseas to avoid paying taxes. a list of 4,400 of them who are denying our children billions of dollars. who are they? >>> he admitted it to me on the air. the more we look into this, the more this appears that it was really planned. >> oh, it was more planned than you think. >> so, he plotted to set up and have an armed man at an event near the president. the president! >>> and guess what? we're going to reveal his ties to a dangerous militia movement. >> we will resist people imposing their will on us through the strength of the majority. >> uh, secret service, are you listening? >> we will resist -- >> new details. >>> also, why is the terrorist who bombed the plane out of the sky, killing 270 people, being given a "compassionate" release? it is amazing to watch. are you outraged? what you say on your national conversation for thursday, august 20th, 2009
a relatively smooth presidential election, an assessment from the top u.s. general in afghanistan, the situation there is deteriorating. we'll map out the challenges, discuss polls for more u.s. troops, michael mullen, and u.s. ambassador to afghanistan. >>> the president is off for a vineyard vacation. >> recent setbacks won't cut back his call for recent changes this year. >> my obligation to the american people says that we're going to get this done one way or another. >> we'll assess the policy and political hurdles in the senate with republican richard lugar and joe liberman and democrat joe harden. >>> and then our american dispatch from ft. riley, kansas, off to war again. the soldiers and families of the first infantry division take another turn in the army cycle of family strain. >>> this is the "state of the union" report for sunday, august 23rd. >>> karzai and his challenger are claiming victory, raising tensions even though it could be weeks or more before the official results are certified. it is an uncertain military situation, as well, with fighting between u.s. for
. and joining us now from scotland, the scotland justice secretary kenny mccaskill. did he kill 270 people? >> yes, he was convicted by a scottish court. >> is it normal procedure in scotland, that someone, a convicted mass murder who gets cancer is free to go home to his wife and family. >> thankfully in scotland we don't have many convicted mass murderers and this crime devastated our country as it did people in the united states and elsewhere. >> is there any precedent in scotland, where a mass murder, someone who killed 270 people in cold blood has been freed to go home to his wife and family because he's suffering from canner? >> this crime is unprecedented in our small country. it's actually the worst atrocity, terrorist atrocity ever perpetrated anywhere within the united kingdom so it's a circumstance that has never happened before and i hope that it's a circumstance that will never reoccur. >> are there precedents where murderers, just regular murderers, someone who killed someone in cold blood, and served only a very small persian of his or her sentence has been freed to go home
for children. although i think he used to be a lot funnier when he was a republican. it took in $2,000. the senator may be going back to scenes like those town hall meetings. >>> this is a fox news alert. hurricane bill churning off the east coast as it surges north over the atlantic. hello, everyone. i'm gregg jarrett. welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> hurricane bill creating rough waves. the storm is losing some strength. it's now downgraded to a category 1 storm. as it's moving a little north over cooler waters. safety officials in new england are urging extreme caution for folks in the area as bill is drawing near. domenica davis is in the fox weather center with the latest. hi. >> yes, this advisory came in, they have downgraded bill to a category 1, which is good news because it's 300 miles to the south of nantucket and that means it will make a pass to the east of the island late this evening, tomorrow. heavy swell also start to move in. that will be the name of the game, heavy rain bands moving through and as we've been looking at the pictures,
and will they not come out in the next couple of years then? brian: twitter.com. tell us what you think. have the clunkers worked for you have you bought? are you a dealer? the president of the united states an interesting tact yesterday. after going a couple of days without talking about health carat all he sat down with what he considers, some consider, a conserve fife talk show host -- conservative talk show host and had a 25-minute interview in which he took some calls. gretchen: he did. and the president laid out four things that absolutely must be in his idea of what health care reform is here they are. gretchen: must be deficit neutral. i'm not sure what that means. do you? peter: based on the h.r.3100 or whatever number, the big bill is, that there will be an impact. so i don't know where that's coming from. gretchen: it must bend the cost curve. he sounds like an ee condition mist. peter: that's another word for rationzing. gretchen: thank you, peter. insurance reform for all despite preexisting conditions. we've heard that before. peter: and there's agreement with the republicans on
to free the lockerbie bomber and reaction from the former leader of the investigation, here in the u.s. >> a present inferno. fire consumes a kentucky prison in the midst of a massive riots. now investigators want to know how the prison descended into chaos. >> plus a victim of its own success. as the cash for clunkers program speeds to its monday cut off, folks across the country are racing to the dealer hoping for a last minute bargain. but some are finding out it's already too late. >> julie: a "fox news" whether alerts. the first atlantic hurricane of the season for the off the east coast tonight churning up rough seas and recurrence. hurricane bill will likely not make landfall here in the u.s. but it is still packing or the forceful winds reaching up to 85 mph. it is ruining one of the last vacation weekends of the summer. one of the states being hit forces of massachusetts. resident obama is traveling there tomorrow with his family. the obama specification on barthes vineyard. so far the white house has not said whether the hurricanes will affect their plans. our dominica davis
be a good time for mr. ridge to use his emergency duct tape. frances townsend, a cnn national security adviser and political contributor paul begala. do you believe tom ridge is trying to sell books here? >> absolutely. i will tell you, anderson, it is interesting to me. secretary napolitano, the current secretary asked a bipartisan group to consider suggestions to improve the terror alert system. i'm co-chairing that group. we asked for secretary ridge to express his -- see the group, talk to us and express his concerns or suggestions. that was less than three weeks ago. he never mentioned concern about politicization. >> in 2005 he said publicly and it was quoted in "usa today" at the time though people didn't pay much attention, more often than not we were the least inclined to raise it. sometimes we disagreed with intelligence assessments. sometimes when the intelligence was good you don't necessarily put the country on alert. there were times when people were aggressive about raising it and we said, for that? clearly, he was expressing divisions. he didn't talk about politics in p
there. we'll take your calls. 877-tell-hln. joining us to talk about it, former u.s. attorney and also a representative from search. you are showing the foliage and it wouldn't be easy to find caylee, correct? go ahead, tim. >> i think it was next to impossible. there certainly was standing water that was covering anything and that's why i made the decisions that i made before that if caylee was deceased it would be a tiny skeleton over there and we wouldn't take a chance on a horse stepping on it or even a ground searcher and i still think it was the greatest decision and wisest decisions i made in any searches because if that would have happened it would have pushed that body down in the mud and destroyed anything and it would still never be found. we searched everything. one of the big reasons the photo was taken before we did that search is we flew over every area we searched before and any area we had any interest in. that was an area we had a lot of interest in and law enforcement had a lot of interest in so we could compare those areas with what they looked like then compared to
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tripoli, where the only man convicted of the bombing of the u.s. passenger jet over lockerbie in scotland 21 years ago is enjoying his forceful day of freedom. arguments are continuing, though, on whether the scottish authorities were right to release abdelbaset al-megrahi from prison on compassionate grounds, suffering from prostate cancer. british foreign secretary david miliband adding his voice. he described it as deeply distressing. 207 people lost their lives when a pan am jumbo jet was ripped apart by an explosion in 1988. many of the victims were american. let us get the latest. >> it was everything many relatives feared -- a convicted terrorist welcomed home as a hero. stepping of colonel khadafy's private jet, abdelbaset al- megrahi was showered and confetti and hugged by the libyan leader's son. he was now wearing a suit surrounded by it -- wearing a suit, surrounded by his countrymen. earlier crowds of young men gathered to show his support. al-megrahi's returns coincides with the 40th anniversary of the revolution that brought it back into power. >> the use of libya are the u
murdered colleague left off. he tells us why live. >>> lost at sea. for a week searchers even gave up and the coast guard as well when suddenly a sight for sore eyes. three weary fishermen saved by sheer luck. you'll hear their incredible odyssey tonight. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. our top story, thousands of people fleeing their homes ahead of wildfires raging in southern california. especially hard hit los angeles county prompting governor arnold schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency. for the latest we turn to cnn's kara finnstrom live in la canada flintridge, california. >> reporter: you can see this fire is continuing to burn in the hillsides behind me. we are expecting a news briefing any minute now with the latest numbers from this fire, but at last report more than 35,000 acres had burned in this fire. that number expected to go up. thousands of homes had been threatened. we caught up with one of the families who had been in edge in la canada for days. >> wetted everything down a couple of times yesterday, really soaked everything down good and waited.
of reports of chemical issues. that is not true. >> us where rumors of the player's condition. >> there were rumors that several players were in critical condition, and that is not the case for review of the flyers were alert and to talk to arthur meighen we were able to gather information -- able to talk to us. we were able to gather information based on what they told >> taking hydration briggs and not waiting until it is too late -- >> all are expected to be treated and released. >> there is continuing coverage of the high school students injuries on our web site at wbaltv.com. you can also leave your comments about the story. >> baltimore police are investigating the city's latest,. authorities were called to the 100 block of south highland ave. there were reports of a man being shot. anyone with information should call baltimore police. the three suspects police say beat an elderly fisherman are behind bars. one of the man was a white supremacist. we are taking a closer look at hate crimes and the people who commit them. terry has the story. >> the victim is home from the hospital but b
guilty of a huge terrorist crime received on his return to libya. >> and that brings to us tonights "lead focus." our british partner itn has been looking at britain's relationship with libya, its business interest there, leading up to last week's decision to release the lockerbie bomber. as you'll see in john sparks' report, one is left with the impression that at the very least, al megrahi's release can't hurt the relationship. >> reporter: the analysts call it real politic, doing practical deals, the art of give and take. the uk and libya have been doing this for about a decade. but how influential are commercial considerations? where does business fit in this complex mix? libya is an exciting new destination for british business. but did that excitement influence the decision to release abdel basset al megrahi, the man convicted of the lockerbie bombing. scottish and british governments say absolutely not. but al megrahi's future and new business opportunities have always been part of bilateral negotiations. 2007, colonel gadhafi's regime sought to re-enter the international community
>> this is what every doctor tells us, i've never seen nothing like this before, in so many years of being a doctor. >> reporter: now this mother says she is running out of hope. >> more than anything, i just truly want somebody to say i've seen this, i can help this family. i don't care where we have to travel. i don't -- i will go wherever we need to go. i'll do whatever i have to do. i just please want somebody to help my baby. that's all. >> we talked to some experts on this extremely rare condition. it's sometimes referred to as hemolacria, which is often linked to a blood clot, a benign tourism growth near the eye or maybe even an infection. in most cases the infection can be treated once the underlying cause can be determined. i'm heidi collins. cnn continues now with tony harris. >>> it is monday the 31st of >>> it is monday the 31st of august. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com here are the top stories in the cnn newsroom. >> we ask you please, please, please don't put your lives in danger. we don't need any more victims of this fire. >>> a los angeles area wildfire tu
by protesters is promising to pick up where his murdered colleague left off. he tells us why live. >>> lost at sea. for a week searchers even gave up and the coast guard as well when suddenly a sight for sore eyes. three weary fishermen saved by sheer luck. you'll hear their incredible odyssey tonight. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. our top story, thousands of people fleeing their homes ahead of wildfires raging in southern california. especially hard hit los angeles county prompting governor arnold schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency. for the latest we turn to cnn's kara finnstrom live in la cankca flintridge ridge, california. >> reporter: you can see this fire is continuing to burn in the hillsides behind me. we are expecting a news briefing with the latest numbers from this fire, but at last report more than 35,000 acres had burned in this fire. that number expected to go up. thousands of homes had been threatened. we caught up with one of the families who had been in edge in la canada for days. >> wetted everything down a couple of times yesterday, really soaked
was deeper than anyone thought. it told us how close we were to the edge. it revealed that in the last few months, the economy has done better than expected. many suggest that part of this progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. this and the other difficult but important steps we have taken have helped put the brakes on this recession. we took action to stem the spread of foreclosures by helping responsible homeowners they in their homes. we helped to revive the credit markets and open up loans for families and small businesses. we enacted a recovery act that puts tax cuts directly in the pockets of middle-class families, extended unemployment insurance for people who lost their jobs, provided relief to struggling states to prevent layoffs, and made investments to put people back to work, rebuilding and renovating roads, bridges, schools, and hospitals. i realize that none of this is much comfort for those who are out of work or struggling. when we receive our monthly jobs report next week, it is likely to show that we're continuing to lose far too many jobs in this country.
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